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Summer Learning


ULC libraries serve as essential summer learning leaders in their communities, providing innovative summer reading and active learning opportunities for children, youth and families during this critical time when schools are closed and the risk of falling behind is high.

Through a strategic partnership with the National Summer Learning Association, ULC continues to identify, support and advance the ways in which public libraries are reaching more kids in more ways and in more places during the summer months – especially those from low-income communities who may not have access to other learning opportunities.

We are proud to showcase ULC libraries’ innovative summer learning programs and partnerships through an updated online resource guide, a series of publications and national initiatives that highlight the ways in which public libraries are ensuring that kids return to school ready to stay on track and thrive.

Summer Learning Resources

ULC's Statement on Summer Learning

Summer provides a time of tremendous opportunity for youth. However, it is also a time that reveals significant inequities for many, including children and youth of color, and those living in high poverty and with physical or emotional disabilities. On October 24, 2022, the Urban Libraries Council, in partnership with National Summer Learning Association, issued a Call to Action on Equity in Summer Learning.

This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just.

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